In the hospitality sector unemployment has not stopped growing since October
The economic area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe PSOE has analyzed unemployment data in Sewer for the first quarter of 2019 and shows its "concern" because statistics from the Employment and Training Service (SEF) of the Region reveal that during the beginning of the year unemployment has grown in January, February and March.
The data of the SEF show that the sectors of activity that have behaved worst, month after month, have been those of the wholesale and retail trade, the manufacturing industry, the hospitality industry and construction.
During the first quarter of the year, the number of unemployed has grown in the Sewer from 3,850 unemployed, in January, to 3,893, in March.
The economic area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe PSOE underlines that the statistics of trade and the hotel trade, which at the end of March were respectively 647 and 417 unemployed, "are especially striking because Sewer has traditionally stood out for its commercial and hospitality fabric and these unemployment figures put manifested a decrease in consumption in the local businesses due to the loss of customers that has been registered in favor of Murcia. "
The data of the SEF show that between the hospitality sector and the commercial one, "the one that worse is behaving is the one of the hospitality industry because it chains two negative quarters: between October and December of 2018, the number of demand of employment rose of 364 to 388, and between January and March 2019, from 400 to 417. "
This situation in the commerce and the hospitality industry already warned in a field work realized in March by the PSOE and UGT, in which it was detected that 26% of the commercial premises of the high street and seven of its annexed ways were closed .
From the economic area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe PSOE point out that the interannual data on unemployment of Sewer is positive, since in March 2018 there were a total of 4,092 residents without a job, and in March 2019 that figure has fallen to 3,893.
Profile of the unemployed
From the data collected in the Employment and Training Service, it is clear that in the first quarter of the year the profile of the unemployed in the locality corresponds to that of a woman, over 45 years old, who has completed Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and who He has lost his job in the service sector.
The economic area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe PSOE has also analyzed the incidence that unemployment has in percentage with respect to the total population of Sewer, because neither the Employment and Training Service of the Region (SEF) nor the Public State Employment Service (SEPE) conduct an active population survey (EPA) at the municipal level.
From the comparison of the percentage of unemployed with respect to the municipalities of the Region with more than 40,000 inhabitants, the following percentage rates of unemployed are shown: Sewer (19.68%), Cartagena (17.42%), Molina de Segura ( 15.14%), Murcia (15.07%) and Lorca (11.58%).
"Sewer is the one with the highest rate, despite the fact that it has a smaller population than the rest of the cities," according to the aforementioned area.
A hospitality school
The socialist candidate for mayor of Alcantarillera, Francisco Saavedra, advances that "in order to stop the loss of jobs that are being registered in the hospitality industry, we are going to launch a School of Hospitality in the next legislature to improve the training of those who they work in this sector and offer a work alternative for our young people ".
Saavedra also stresses that "we will create an advisory council for commerce and hospitality so that the entrepreneurs of these sectors develop, together with the City Council, an annual plan of cultural and leisure activities, including advertising actions, aimed at curbing the loss of clientele that It goes to Murcia and allows us to attract customers in towns in our area, such as Las Torres de Cotillas, Alguazas and Molina de Segura. "
Another of the measures that the mayoral candidate wants to carry out is the creation of a local employment plan aimed at groups at risk of social exclusion and disabled people.
Source: PSOE Alcantarilla